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This pioneering Mental Health Advanced Nurse Practitioner programme at the London South Bank University is the first specialist route for mental health nurses in the UK to be accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

With mental health issues infiltrating all aspects of health care, providing education to advanced mental health practitioners addresses a national imperative and driver for state of the art mental health care provision.

Why Mental Health Advanced Nursing at LSBU?

  • We have been delivering high quality, advanced nursing education for over 20 years.
  • First and currently only advanced practice course in the UK specifically for mental health nurses accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
  • Taught by both academic and clinical experts including Advanced Nurse Practioners, Nurse Consultants, Experts by Experience and Specialist Therapists.
  • 3rd for research intensity in London (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Placements are arranged in students' own hospitals, or the opportunity for honorary contracts at leading London hospitals can be arranged.


Successful completion of the course will equip you to undertake leadership roles and advance your career. As more Advanced Nurse Practioners in Mental Health are created, we envisage new and exciting roles being developed in services where their unique skill set can be best positioned to impact patient care


Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Physical needs in mental health care
  • Advanced mental health assessment
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Innovations for excellence: leading service improvements
  • Advanced mental health practice for complex cases
  • Research in health and social care
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description


      • 9 months - 1 year
      • 2.5 - 3 years
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
    • PgDip: 120 credits
    • MSc: 180 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Students need to be able to demonstrate current nursing registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a Registered Nurse – Mental Health and a minimum of two years post-registration clinical experience.
  • The course is intended for experienced clinicians working in health and social care settings, who either already hold a health related degree, or have studied successfully at degree level to a minimum of 90 level 6 credits.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4375 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4375 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2898 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2898 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
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Part-time January: 

  • EU/EEA: £3555
  • NON-EU/EEA: £4593

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Thanks to our generous supporters and alumni, we have a range of scholarships and bursaries for students joining LSBU’s postgraduate courses.

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